Culinary Cooking Classes with Joanne Weir

Teaching is what I love to do most! I realized that a long time ago when I taught fine art to high school kids in Boston. Though I liked it, I quickly realized that my students weren't quite as excited about art as I was! Luckily food is my other passion, and when I paired the two, teaching and food, I found what I love to do most and that's to teach cooking!

My approach to cooking can be wrapped up in three words - simple, seasonal, and local. But then of course there’s always kind of a Mediterranean slant. I happen to love that part of the world. Maybe that’s because I love recipes that are simple but with great results - without spending hours and hours in the kitchen. Some of my favorite recipes have less than 5 or 6 ingredients and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong - I also love a slowly braised stew with lots of fork-tender meat and vegetables or a luscious fresh berry pie that I spent a few hours to prepare.



Taste of Spain Weekend Cooking Class Course

March 14-15, 2015

I’m crazy about Spanish food, especially tapas! It started when I was researching for my first cookbook, From Tapas to Meze, and when I think about dishes like albondigas, the flavorful little meatballs, paella and empanadas, I get really excited. Since I just got back from another incredible tour through the Rioja region of Northern Spain, I really want to share this fantastic cuisine, wine and new cooking tricks I’ve learned with you.

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Taste of Spain Weekend Cooking Class Course



Tequila & Tapas Weekend Cooking Class Course

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The art of tequila production has become as intensely intricate as wine-making, but let's face it- wine is fun but tequila is FUN! It became such a passion of mine that I opened Copita, my first restaurant and tequileria!

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Tequila & Tapas Weekend Cooking Class Course



Party Provence Weekend Cooking Class Course

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I absolutely love teaching in Provence, the southeastern region of France bordering the Mediterranean. The famous outdoor markets of Saint-Rémy and Uzès are always brimming with delicious cheeses, the freshest seafood, gorgeous fruits and vegetables, spices, and are truly a shopper's paradise.

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Party Provence Weekend Cooking Class Course